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Old 04-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Unleavened bread, likely made with ground Amaranth or Millet.
Sounds reasonable to me.


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Old 04-22-2011, 01:56 PM   #12
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Interesting topic, thanks for starting the thread.

I saw this the other day and it may apply here. I don't think the Last Supper is specifically mentioned, but it is interesting to read.


Olives and olive oil are mentioned and I would think they very well could have been part of the meal.

ETA: I found this in the article: "The “sop” used to dip bread in during the Last Supper may have been or contained olive oil."

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Old 04-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #13
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we need the rabbi that consults for the history channel for this one.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #14
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One could not dip unleavened bread (matzah) into olive oil, it would run right off it.....not soak in
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:06 PM   #15
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Fish was a very important food source in that region, and in that time period. I would think that dried or smoked fish would have been easily obtained. Put that together with unleavened bread, and some wine and you have a meal.

Of course this is pure speculation. And Andy, I love your answer. It made me grin.

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:07 PM   #16
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Ella-I don't know the science of dipping unleavened bread. Just repeating what the article stated. :)
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:10 PM   #17
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Here ya go. I Googled it

What was served in Jesus' last supper?

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You get somewhat of a clue when Jesus gives the disciples communion. They had wine and unleavened bread (without yeast).

As this was a Passover Seder meal observance, the following would have been served, as a minimum:

Matzah - unleavened bread.


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Old 04-22-2011, 02:12 PM   #18
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Most likely a very rough red wine, closer to vinegar, being more affordable and accessible.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:35 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Unleavened bread, likely made with ground Amaranth or Millet.
So, it sounds like they were the first to eat gluten free!

This is interesting. There is a book out which is half history and half recipes, speculating how people ate at that time. I never bought it but skimming through it at Chapters was very interesting. If I can remember the title I will post it in this thread.
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Very interesting reading indeed....AND the links within the article. I've personally concluded (which really means nothing), that there's no reason to believe this holy night would have been anything other than a typical Seder of the time. Leonardo DiVinci seemed to think they ate eels and oranges, as after the 1997 restoration of the painting it seems to have revealed images of plates of grilled eel with orange slices. Keep in mind he was an Italian, likely to have been influenced by his favorite foods. It would be highly unlikely that Jesus would have eaten eel as eel is not Kosher.

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Last Supper Not sure if this is the proper place for this thread. I ran across an interesting article about what may or may not have been served at the Last Supper. I do not wish to have this turn into a religious discussion. But, I was wondering if there is anyone here who may have some insight on ancient food traditions for that part of the world at that time. Here is a link to the article I read. [URL="http://www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/what-did-jesus-eat-during-the-last-supper?GT1=47001"]Last Supper Menu - Jesus's Last Supper - Delish.com[/URL] Maybe this will turn into a very interesting topic. What do y'all think about this? 3 stars 1 reviews
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